Focus on Europe | Video Podcast | Deutsche Welle

What drives people in Europe? How do Europeans lead their lives? What are their views, hopes and fears? Fokus Europa provides the answers: up close, exciting and balanced.

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Bulgaria: Beefing up the border


Europe continues to fortify its borders to the rest of the world, and Bulgaria is no exception. They’ve just spend 4.6 million euros building a new fence along their border with Turkey. It's only three meters high and 30 kilometers long, but the new barbed wire fence along the Bulgarian-Turkish border reveals a lot about relations between the European Union and the oft-tumultuous neighboring regions...


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 2014-07-30  5m
 
 

Italy: The heart of the Mafia


The Ndrangheta is the most powerful Italian Mafia syndicate. But to evade law enforcement, its organizers have had to go underground.The Ndrangheta is rich, powerful, and heavily involved with drug cartels all over the world. But the bosses can’t be seen in public. Instead, they hide out from the police in underground bunkers that are connected to ordinary houses. The region of Calabria is the hub of their international drug trafficking operation - and an excellent hideout...


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 2014-07-30  5m
 
 

Bulgaria: Beefing up the border


Europe continues to fortify its borders to the rest of the world, and Bulgaria is no exception. They’ve just spend 4.6 million euros building a new fence along their border with Turkey. It's only three meters high and 30 kilometers long, but the new barbed wire fence along the Bulgarian-Turkish border reveals a lot about relations between the European Union and the oft-tumultuous neighboring regions...


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 2014-07-30  5m
 
 

The Netherlands: When grief turns to anger


The national mourning in the Netherlands after the downing of flight MH17 is turning towards anger and frustration as the investigation on-site continues to face obstacles. For many in the Netherlands, the repatriation of bodies of the victims is proceeding too slowly. They believe Moscow is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight. A number of parents of victims have demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ensure the bodies of their children are returned...


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 2014-07-30  5m
 
 

Italy: The heart of the Mafia


The Ndrangheta is the most powerful Italian Mafia syndicate. But to evade law enforcement, its organizers have had to go underground. The Ndrangheta is rich, powerful, and heavily involved with drug cartels all over the world. But the bosses can’t be seen in public. Instead, they hide out from the police in underground bunkers that are connected to ordinary houses. The region of Calabria is the hub of their international drug trafficking operation - and an excellent hideout...


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 2014-07-30  5m
 
 

Bulgaria: Beefing up the border


Europe continues to fortify its borders to the rest of the world, and Bulgaria is no exception. They’ve just spend 4.6 million euros building a new fence along their border with Turkey. It's only three meters high and 30 kilometers long, but the new barbed wire fence along the Bulgarian-Turkish border reveals a lot about relations between the European Union and the oft-tumultuous neighboring regions...


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 2014-07-30  5m
 
 

The Netherlands: When grief turns to anger


The national mourning in the Netherlands after the downing of flight MH17 is turning towards anger and frustration as the investigation on-site continues to face obstacles. For many in the Netherlands, the repatriation of bodies of the victims is proceeding too slowly. They believe Moscow is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight. A number of parents of victims have demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ensure the bodies of their children are returned...


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 2014-07-30  5m
 
 

Italy: Europe's Mightiest Volcano


Mount Etna is both fascinating and feared, and it attracts thousands of tourists every year. But for two weeks there have been new eruptive fissures. The summit has been closed off since they appeared. Three volcanoes constantly keep Italy on tenterhooks: Stromboli, the most active; the unpredictable Vesuvius; and the tallest, Mount Etna. At a height of 3352 meters, it visibly dominates much of the eastern coast of Sicily...


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 2014-07-23  3m
 
 

Spain: Deadly Danger for Europe's Vultures


Spain is home to the largest population of vultures in Europe, but their numbers are steadily declining. A new drug for cattle now threatens to wipe out the vultures altogether. Vultures have long had a bad reputation in Spain. Time and time again, the birds are illegally poisoned, because they are said to prey on living cattle...


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 2014-07-23  5m
 
 

Spain: Deadly Danger for Europe's Vultures


Spain is home to the largest population of vultures in Europe, but their numbers are steadily declining. A new drug for cattle now threatens to wipe out the vultures altogether. Vultures have long had a bad reputation in Spain. Time and time again, the birds are illegally poisoned, because they are said to prey on living cattle...


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 2014-07-23  5m